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in this great campaign for america's future and now we're almost home. one final push will get us there. >> the obama campaign says romney is playing defense. >> they've tried to expand the map like in states like ohio where they have to win without carrying the state of ohio. >> the first votes will be cast just after midnight tonight in hearts landing and dixvilla. ohio's polls will close at 7:30. a lot of people saying they don't expect to have results until way after midnight. >> thank you very much. >> the vice presidential candidates also out in full force. joe biden and his wife have two stops planned for virginia including a visit to sterling. they will be joined by singer john melencamp. >> early event in reno. he will travel to colorado and iowa. >> the washington post today is out with its endorsements of major questions. endorses question 7 the dream act which would allow illegal immigrants to pay instate tuition. on question 5 whether to approve the congressional redistricting map. the post recommends against it. saying allows politicians to choose their voters rather than
security threats against the u.s. consulate in benghazi. petraeus has been married for 37 years to holly petraeus who he met while a cadet at the u.s. naval academy in west point. he took the helm of the cia in september of 2011. in a statement late this afternoon the president thanked petraeus for his service adding, quote, i have the outmost confidence in acting director michael morel and the men and women who work every day to keep our nation safe. going forward, my thoughts and prays are with dave and holly petraeus who have done so much to help military families that their own work. petraeus took every the cia in september of 2011. of course, the political implications of all of this cannot be overlooked. the obama administration was already under intense scrutiny following the benghazi attack and possible leaks of intelligence information from operations in yemen. new questions now likely are to surface whether or not petraeus' affair may have compromised his position over the last years. >> there is also the issue of the fiscal cliff. both president obama and house speake
middle class. >> reporter: craig bosswell is live. thank you for joining us. what is the atmosphere like there? >> reporter: besides being very cold, there is certainly excitement, an anticipation, and there is a sense that you're basically at the end of a very, very long tunnel. of course, there is apprehension. they have been working towards this for so long and it's going to stop tonight after the stop in des moineses this evening, president obama arrives here in chicago where he will spend the night in his home and meet with campaign and will be right here tomorrow night for the election night party and there is a sense that the work is done out there. there will be radio interviews and it's time for voters to get out there and vote and they feel like they rallied their supporters and they're ready to see the result comes in. >> let me ask you what is the in-game plan? here we are hours now away from election day. does the obama camp, are they sending out surrogates to the key battleground states? you said the president himself will be heading back to chicago tonight and will be ther
people earn through higher tax rates? >> reporter: joining us now from the hill newspaper, the senate correspondent for the hill, alexander bolton. you wrote about this of -- some of this today. senate majority leader harry reid came out today and said, you know, listen, we're willing to work with you, republicans, but we're not going to get bushd -- pushed around. here, the speaker of the house saying, basically, you know, we're going to work with you and only on the things that we think we can work on. so, where are we in your view about any realization of compromise up on the hill? >> well, what happened today is both leaders stabbed out their opening positions to dominate congress the next six weeks and those are negotiations to avoid the -called fiscal cliff. the expiration to push the tax rate and the implementation of automatic spending cuts to the tune of $110 billion. and both reid and boehner today said where the starting position is and it's a lot different from when where it was six months ago. >> there was a bit of deja vu when they listen -- you listened to them today. t
2012. our coverage starts now. thank you for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolter. tonight, president obama and republican nominee mitt romney are making  . >> obama can offer and this is not the best america can have. tomorrow, we will fix this and get us back in the right track. >> less than 24 hours now to decide who will occupy the white house for the next four years. today is on the trail, november 5th, 2012. >> we want to thank you for sticking with us through that. we want to bring in right now fox 5 political analyst mark. we want to look at the brand now "washington post"/abc news poll just out in the last hour and what do you make out of this and is there anything to be gained from the national poll? >> they showing him even or down and since sandy, there is a momentum. he has a chance to act presidential and in the national polls. he seems to be trending and doing very well. >> mark light, of focus on virginia today. mitt romney with two appearances in virginia. we saw beth parker, the vice president biden. how critical is this state and what kind of ar
seymour. happy you are with us on this friday. >> tucker barnes is here. he has the latest on our forecast. another cool one. >> and cool this afternoon. more cloud cover. not going to be the best looking day but we're not expecting rain showers through thursday. let's get to the radar. showers to the south down into the carolinas. you can see those bubbling up. cloud cover associated with upper level disturbance bringing the midatlantic cloud cover. clouds more numerous than yesterday. partly to mostly cloudy. we're going to stay on the cool side for the remainder of the week. currently washington, the temperature is 43. 30s out at dulles and bwi marshal. forecast high temperature about 10 degrees below average. mid 40s north and west to about 50 here. a little cool for this time of year. that's a look at weather. more details on a brighter looking weekend forecast coming up. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie. >> on the roads right now got our hands full. coming in from the west eastbound 66 down to 31 miles an hour. the pace doesn't improve much. a pattern going as we're we
'm allison seymour. happy you are with us on this important day. tucker barnes joining us for a look at that weather. good morning. >> good morning. it's cold outside. don't need to tell you that. temperatures falling back into the 20s. we're in the mid 30s in town. a chilly afternoon. winter coat to start your day. 34 at regan national. coldest temperature so far . 28 at dulles. and freeze warning in affect. for much of the area hard freeze overnight with temperatures back into the 20s. places like frederick, mid 20s overnight. all right looking at the satellite radar, should be a sunny and bright start to your day. a few clouds but much of the day sunny and bright. the cloud cover will start to work in and will turn mostly cloudy as we wait the arrival of our storm system. the noreaster we've been talking about. more details on that coming up. for election day, sunny skies. going to be dries this -- dry this afternoon. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> we have a couple things to make note of. we have problems with metro's blue orange line. that has been mov
. let's get started with the current numbers. it's cold, though beautiful. nice, crisp morning for us. reagan national, 40 degrees. up a degree from last hour. dulles, 38. and bwi marshall 36. much of the area in the 30s. at the bus stop, you'll want the winter jacket to start your day. satellite radar, storminess from yesterday off the coast. the winds in and the clouds with it. bright sunshine later this afternoon. might be a little breezy at times here, but won't be as windy as yesterday and temperatures should be even a degree or two warmer than yesterday. a nice friday afternoon. and as we get into saturday and sunday, our temperatures will be well into the 60s. may be flirting with a 70- degree day by sunday afternoon. more details coming up. mild conditions this afternoon. mid- to upper 50s. dry friday in store. all right, that's weather. let's do traffic and find out what's happening with the roadways. julie, good morning. >> on the roads now we're going to start off with skyfox showing you northbound off 95 and 395 continuing to landmark and towards seminary road. heavy and s
next, the battle of two former governors in a close race. elected democrats tim kaine to the u.s. senate. live in richmond after the break. >> but first, let's focus on a district. the big race and special election. voters elected phil mendleson. he will join us live a little later this hour. >> the one upset appears to have come in the dc council. vincent orange will keep his seat. but michael brown has lost his. brown was beaten by grosso. it's 7:12. we'll be back. it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. >>> this is how hundreds in new york's famous times square celebrated the win. the crowd erupted into cheers. dancing in the streets. >> and overseas this was the scene in a canyon village where president obama's late father grew up. danced and shattered in celebration when they heard the news. step grandmother sara obama and relatives still live there. >> all right. a big n
starts now. thanks for joining us tonight on the special edition of the news edge. the polls will close in 30 minutes in virginia, maryland, and d.c. at 8:00 p.m. we'll go live to polling places in just a moment. first, the race for the white house. tom fitzgerald has been tracking the candidates and joins us live. tom? >> reporter: today was a day on, not a day off for mitt romney as the republican ticket continued to campaign in the battlegrounds of ohio and neighboring states. president obama concluded his last campaign event last night, what was back out making phone calls and meeting with volunteers as is an election headquarters today. we begin this election night in chicago illinois, where president obama arrived last night and today made a surprise appearance at a hyde park field office. the president placing calls to voters in wisconsin thanking supporters for a hard-fought campaign. >> it's a source of great optimism for me whenever i come to election day because i end up having so much confidence in the decency and goodness and wisdom of ordinary folks working so hard and try
you cast your vote. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it all comes down to this, the final push for your vote. the polls open in a matter of hours. the presidential candidates are not wasting any time. >> fox 5 has complete election day coverage of 2012. >> this final night on the trail is telling us exactly where these campaigns see this fight playing out, virginia, ohio, wisconsin dominating the travel schedule today and with the president and mitt romney both visiting the same city just hours apart from each other. in fairfax county, virginia tonight governor mitt romney zeroed in on virginia spending the last few hours of his 2012 presidential campaign trying to lock down votes in the commonwealth. >> the economy shrinks, people lose jobs. the president was right when he said that he can't change washington from the inside, only from the outside. we're going to give him that chance in a day or two here. >> in columbus, ohio, meanwhile president obamreturned fire with his own blistering review of romney's campaign and his political policies. >> an
party will control the u.s. senate. >> reporter: this is a polling place with two precincts inside the school. the lake braddock precinct, we're hold the thigh told they have heavy voting most of today and signal hill. let's look at this and that is a festive atmosphere. they have a bake sail and some high school students playing music, chamber music and that tent back there and for voters passing the gauntlet of electioneers out here and we're told they have had few problems, they didn't have the necessary i.d. and there is no big problems and that is a presidential contest that is a race, driving people to the polls and we know this is going to be an election that will be a nail biter, but of the -- and i would say we spoke to a lot of voters and they want to give obama a second term and shot at it and that is an unscientific toll. one more thing, the poll close at 7:00 and that is in virginia. >> our election coverage continues in maryland. three questions on the ballot drawing attention. question four, maryland's version of the dream act. question 6, civil marriage protection a
. we'll get into the particulars of virginia. how it matters and what it could tell us about the rest of the nation. the implications are many as virginia goes, well, is models for the rest of the nation may go. then there is the state of georgia. the polls have just closed there at 7:00 eastern and it, too, is too close to call. but then there is the state of indiana. "fox news" now projects governor mitt romney will win the state of indiana which president obama did win four years ago. that's a turnover. 5% of the votes in but the model suggests to us it is good gh to mitt romney according to the "fox news" decision team has won the state of indiana. "fox news" also projects governor romney will win in the bluegrass state kentucky with 4% of all precincts reporting. 2/3 of all voters are voting "fox news" ney and projects romney wins kentucky. outh too close to call in s carolina. none of the precincts are can project t we president obama will win in the state of vermont. six states where the polls have just closed. we've made calls in two of them. and in the others we can't yet mak
eagerly anticipating the outcome. it is not just folk here in the u.s. keeping a close eye on this election. many around the world are also concerned about the vote. a number of young chinese people appear to be more interested in the u.s. election than a leadership transition in china set to take place later this month. >> the asian party congress, we can only watch that as an audience. >> reporter: the next president and new congress will be tasked with making a decision about $600 billion in government spending cuts appear higher taxes. it could hurt next year's global output. >> the american economy has some positive aspects in the short term, the evolution of the labor market and the housing market. what happens in the united states will be fundamental. >> reporter: hugo chavez is also keeping watch but says no matter the outcome, it will do little to improve international relations. >> we do not have many hopes from our point of view that the winning of either one will have an impact on the relations with the world. >> reporter: both president obama and his republican
cloud cover moving through at the moment. clouds will be with us here for the first part of your day but i think the trend will be to clear things on the by late morning. -- we do have cloud cover. highs later today will only top out near 50 degrees. temperatures remain on the cool side. our average daytime high should still be in the low 60s. compute are indicating we'll only get into the mid- to upper 40s later today. a bit of a breeze out of the north and west at five to 10. so definitely jacket weather here to stay for your monday. >> absolutely. >>> time now to check in with julie wright to see what is happening during the morning commute. >> not a lot goingon right now. you will find that your lanes are open around the capital beltway and you will find that traffic volume is light working in your favor so far. no issues reported right now out here on the roads as you continue to make your way along 66 head eastbound continuing inbound towards the capital beltway and off of northbound i- 95. a nice, easy ride so far leaving springfield continuing out towards 395. lanes are open,
me show you the -- gotten used to it by now. >> it is a holiday so they're not getting up. >> i know. >> they will after that. >> we've got cloud cover moving in from the west. a little sunshine to start your day but you want to get out early if you want the sun. by middle morning and then into the afternoon, it will be mostly cloudy. you can see the showers, the green on the map now pushing into western ohio. that will get in here later tonight and during your morning commute tomorrow. i think the good news is it should be out of here by tomorrow affect. we will have a period of rain later tonight and into the early-morning hours tomorrow. temperature right now at reagan national, 50 degrees. 52 at dulles. so it is cool but not terribly cold. here is your forecast for today. mild temperatures for one more day. enjoy it. cooler weather on the way. 68 the daytime high in washington. 07 in fredericksburg and mid- 60s north and west of the city. again, a left clouds today. we should be dry. >> i like seeing that where it says warm on your little map there. >> that may be the last time y
the attack on the u.s. consulate two months ago that killed four americans including a u.s. ambassador. now he will be a no show. but possible he could still face a subpoena. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if he doesn't testify. >> also asking for congress to create a joint committee to look into the affair and potential security risks. the wall street journal reports his computer contained classify documents that they both deny the general was the classified source. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, president obama is focusing on that fiscal cliff. he's inviting labor leaders to the white house tomorrow and wednesday he will meet with the business community. following his re-election he wanted to build a consensus to prevent the tax hikes and spending cuts. the kick in the fiscal congress budget does not do anything to stop him. >> president obama paying tribute at a veteran's day ceremony at arlington national ceremony. the wreath he laid at at the tomb. >> veteran's day was yesterday but being observed today. >> over at the vietnam memorial, a
in cleveland. both men will watch election results from boston. that is where we find tara wall. she joins us live this morning. good to see you this morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> we want to know what that mood is like in these final hours now. really now that it's up to the voters. what's it like on the inside of governor romney's campaign? >> pretty exciting and as you can see behind me , a lot of busyness going on. we have a great operation behind us in addition to the ground game we've had in virginia. a lot of folks on the ground getting out to vote. we had just over 600,000 over this weekend alone. 5.5 million contacts overall. behind me is project orca going on. we can communicate with people on the ground and get real time information about polling. there's a lot of momentum. a lot of enthusiasm and we're excited as we watch like everyone as. the candidates are out for one more last round of campaigning. so we'll be excited to come back and enjoy a victory this evening. >> in speaking with robert gibs from the obama campaign, we know the president is doing a coupl
together to get a lot of anything. what does fall, it is not going to be a emergencior event for us. >> that is good. we'll save that for later in the winter. >> yes. >> time now to check in with julie wright and see what is happening during the morning commute. >> really busy right now for those traveling in virginia. this is where i have accident activity. a couple of vehicle got tangled up northbound along i-95. you will find the accident activity tying up the left side of roadway. average speed headed north out of staffer ford. crash still in play. this ties up your commute. follow police direction in order to squeeze by at this time. lanes are open if you are continuing northbound i-95 approaching 695 up towards baltimore. accident activity on the southwest side has been moved over to the shoulder. the express lane and main line picking up volume now. southbound 27 0rbg the gang is all here starting to slow south of 109 continuing out to the scales. -- southbound 270, the gang is all here. >> president barack obama comes out ahead to earn a second term as america's leader. >> i
thanks so much for joining us. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >>> start off with a winter weather alert. as if sandy wasn't enough, residents in the northeast dealing with a second dose of disaster. 60,000 people lost power today again after yesterday's nor'easter and new york officials are about to make a drastic decision to curb the gas crisis. will thomas joins us now with more. >> the same region devastated by sandy last week just can't get a break, at least not yet. now a nor'easter has made recovery efforts more difficult and snowfall and outages just adds to the problem. it is so bad there is gasoline rationing in new york city and long island. i'll explain how that's working after we look at what's going on. let's roll this. sanitation trucks are clearing piles of debris on staten island, this ighborhood a full mile from the ocean dealing with 12 feet of water, 12 feet, all across the region hundreds of thousands still freezing in the dark. millions of people, yes, got their power back after sandy tore through only to lose it again from the nor'easter
. >> i never said that any time since i've been here. we are always going to play the people that give us the best chance to win. that is what we're going to do. it never changed. i never have waiverred. i'm he not saying you gave the perfect quote and you're looking at that, there is a bunch of different directions. if i got somewhat of a relationship with somebody, at loft give meet courtesy to say what did you mean by this instead of just going one direction. >> it is the media's fault. anyway-- >> let's move o we'll do more on the redskin coming up. plenty ahead on fox 5 morning news as we continue. >> right now. >> right now. >>> straight up 5:00 right now on this election day. taking a live look at the woodrow wilson bridge. things moving along quite well. should be fairly easy for you to get to the polls at least weather-wise. hopefully, traffic is not an issue. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's talk to tucker barnes and see what it is going to be like en route to the polls, at the polls and after the polls. >> it will be cold, cold and c
commute. >> let's start off with the crew in sky fox. they are joining us this morning hovering above centerville. you will find your lanes are open. no problems to report leaving manassas continuing in from business 234 headed over towards 29 and 2. so traffic volume increasing but again, no incidents in your way was you continue eastbound making your way out towards vienna. you will fine the beltway at speed traveling between annandale and merrifield. let's continue and show you what else is happening in virginia. northbound i-95 still an easy ride in the express lanes and the main line. southbound 270, one of the heaviest stretched of volume we find right now. >>> new this morning, a prince george's county map is recovering after being burned when his home caught fire. take a look at this video. the blames broke out around 7:30 last night on northern avenue in glendale. nearly 60 firefighters were called out to the scene and it took about an hour to put out the fire. the victim, in his others, was taken to the burn unit in good condition. his home is a total loss. the cause of the
conservatives he's got to have a different perspective. the leadership has to say no. i used this example and i want to use it again. i remember that house members and senators. they would hand out pens and these house members and senators would want a pen, because that had something to do with being a statesman, and a leader, and caring more about the country than just being reelected that has to be a change of mind. the president, i must say this, he's got to mix it up. he's got to be a little more lbj and bill clinton. if you're in politics you've got to pick up the phone. >> there is some short term business that can be done in this city. looming over the head of thousands of defense industry workers in this area. the republican house, or democratic senate were not able to come to an agreement on this, basically, because they were at lager heads for most of the summer. they come back now to this city. is this a chance to demonstrate the fact that despite the differences, despite that they were thrown into this caldron, that they can actually work together and maybe avoid these defense cuts.
at schools but they're being used as shelters. housing people have been floodet out of their moments -- homes and apartments. >>> we're still feeling the affects of sandy. now, a nor'easter could be on the way. sue. >> it's not the same as hurricane sandy and this is early in the season to see this, brian. i will let you know who we get rain or wind from that and they need to get ready and that is on wednesday. more details coming up. what you can expect on election day as well. >> i love the uniforms and didn't like the score so much. . >> and you and me both, sue. today, mike shanahan busy putting out fires regarding comments he made following yesterday's loss to the carolina. coming up, the head coach makes abundantly clear he's not lost faith in his team or this season. straight ahead in the news edge.  charlie rose: will you endorse president obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial
but many of you told us there didn't seem to be enough voting stations, enough ballots and working equipment. it is an issue president obama addressed in his victory speech last night. >> whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time, by the way, we have to fix that. >> now, a lot of people experienced those long lines and you actually experienced long lines in early voting. >> early voting was ridiculous. a minimum three hours. i went on a couple of different days trying to early vote, three, four hours at all the locations that i went to. i ended up voting yesterday and it was fine yesterday. 15 minutes at my voting location. a lot of people went early in the morning and late in the afternoon, not in the middle of the day. >> we know there have been some problems with voting machines and things like that. they are also saying we had a record amount of turnout as well. we still have plenty ahead. we are continuing to follow all of your election coverage. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> while each of us will pursue our own i
future. >> but despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for america's future. we want our kids to grow up in a country where they have access to the best schools and the best teachers, a country that lives up to its legacy as the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation. >> reporter: he also thanked vice president biden and former president bill clinton for all their hard work on the campaign trail. >>> a different scene in boston as mitt romney stood before a disappointed crowd. his concession speech was brief and heartfelt. >> the nation as you know is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. we citizens have to rise to the occasion. >> reporter: paul ryan returns to the senate as the chairman of the budget committee. it is not clear what mitt romney will do after two up successful runs at the presidency. president obama returns to office with a deeply divided nation and government. >>> thank you. >>> now to maryland where vot
tight. >> thanks for staying with us on this election night, everybody, i'm shawn yancy. this is brian boulder. >> we're starting you right now. >>> welcome back everybody. thanks for staying with us, if you have, from the maryland state house to the white house. watching the polls, and bringing you the results as they come in. the latest numbers for the presidential race. >> let's take a look first in virginia. you can see in the u.s. senate race, tim kaine is being declared the winner there in virginia over his republican challenger george allen. we'll have a live report from both camps coming up. >> the latest numbers you can see there. 55% of the votes. >> let's talk about president obama and mitt romney. one number on their minds tonight. that is the magic number, 270. that is how many electoral votes they need to win the presidency. >> it is still either candidates race tonight. >> reporter: this night, where we see tim kaine now coming up on top in virginia, we still do not have an answer in virginia, but you know, mark, you and i have been on the phones recently. we've got some
of congress to come to some sort of agreement on this that put us in this position. now, the nation faces recession unless lawmakers can find some sort of agreement. today n an address from the white house, the president will up the pressure on congress. without a deal to avert the so- called fiscal cliff, automatic tax increase and government spending cuts across the board would go into effect in january. the cuts would likely hit the d.c. region hardest given the large federal work force and a local economy largely built around the federal government. democrats want to let bush era tax breaks for the wealthiest americans expire while republicans prefer raising money through tax reform. leaders of both parties say they want to work together but as the president prepares to address the issue today, there is little time left. >> people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. and all the exit polling, all the polling we've done, the vast majority of the american people support that including rich people. >> reporter: the balanced approa
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